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Burning Out: Energy from Fossil Fuels

Nancy Dickmann (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117564

This important book shows how the use of fossil fuels is changing Earth’s climate and what scientists are doing to find sustainable forms of energy that will secure our planet’s future. We live in an energy-rich age that relies heavily on the burning of fossil fuels. We burn fossil fuels to power our vehicles, factories, and even our power stations, which burn fossil fuels to create the electricity needed to light and heat our buildings. The result is a buildup of carbon dioxide into Earth’s atmosphere. Find out how carbon dioxide overload is making our planet hotter and hotter and what is being done to fight global climate change.

Energy from Water: Hydroelectric, Tidal, and Wave Power

Nancy Dickmann (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117571

For centuries, falling water has been used in parts of the world to create energy to run grinding stones at mills and irrigation systems for crops. This interesting book shows how the use of this “clean” form of energy, called hydroelectricity, is being expanded to help us build a more sustainable future. Discover how other forms of water-based energy, such as energy from ocean waves and tides, are being harnessed and used to help create electricity to power our homes, offices, and factories.

Astronomy, Astronauts, and Space Exploration

Clive Gifford (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116840

Uncover the amazing story of astronomy from telescopes in space to outstanding observatories. Learn about the latest space probes, how rockets lift off, and what it's like living in the weightlessness of space. And find out about the remarkable astronauts who have spacewalked their way into history.

The Universe, Black Holes, and the Big Bang

Clive Gifford (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116871

Travel back in time to the big bang, and learn about the formation of the universe. Explore the baffling world of black holes, and find out how scientists are searching for alien life. Discover the strangest sights of the universe, from quirky quasars to clouds that smell like raspberries.

The Solar System, Meteors, and Comets

Clive Gifford (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116864

Explore our stunning solar system and learn about its eight planets from mini Mercury to giant Jupiter. Find out about marvelous moons and mighty meteorites, and be dazzled by curious comets and eccentric exoplanets.

Your Breathtaking Lungs and Rocking Respiratory System

Paul Mason (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117007

Why is breathing in harder than breathing out? Why does talking depend on breathing? Your Breathtaking Lungs and Rocking Respiratory System takes readers on an entertaining tour of the lungs and the process of breathing. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body, then goes on to explain the science behind the fact. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively text.

Your Growing Body and Remarkable Reproductive System

Paul Mason (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117014

Why are the first years of learning so important? What happens at puberty, and how is it different for boys and girls? Your Growing Body and Remarkable Reproductive System is a frank and sensitive journey through the body's developmental stages: how we are born, grow, and age. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body, then goes on to explain the science behind the fact. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively text.

Your Growling Guts and Dynamic Digestive System

Paul Mason (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117021

What does the liver do? What happens to all the food we eat? Why does the small intestine need to be so long? Your Growling Guts and Dynamic Digestive System takes readers on an entertaining tour of the body's different digestive organs and the process of digestion. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body, then goes on to explain the science behind the fact. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively text.

Your Hardworking Heart and Spectacular Circulatory System

Paul Mason (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117038

What is blood made of? Is it always red? How does blood reach your toes and travel back to the heart again? Your Hardworking Heart and Spectacular Circulatory System takes readers on an entertaining tour of the body's heart and circulatory system. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body, then goes on to explain the science behind the fact. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively text.

Your Strong Skeleton and Amazing Muscular System

Paul Mason (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117052

What are bones made of? Which is the biggest and which is the smallest? What different types of muscle are there, and what jobs do they do? Your Strong Skeleton and Amazing Muscular System takes readers on an entertaining tour of the body's skeletal and muscular systems. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body, then goes on to explain the science behind the fact. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively text.

Your Mind-Bending Brain and Networking Nervous System

Paul Mason (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117045

How are memories formed? How do we learn? How does your brain control your body functions? Your Mind-Bending Brain and Networking Nervous System takes readers on an entertaining tour of the body's brain and nervous system. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body, then goes on to explain the science behind the fact. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively text.

Stars, Galaxies, and the Milky Way

Clive Gifford (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116857

Learn all about the sparkling world of stars from their beautiful births to their dramatic deaths. This fun book describes our very own star, the Sun, as well as best-friend binary star pairs and dense neutron stars. Gaze at gorgeous galaxies and marvel at the Milky Way.

Caught in the Rapids

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176684

During a trip to survey a river, Dr. Bea and Joe are suddenly swept into the water! In this exciting title, the pair must use their science knowledge to survive the rushing rapids and dangerous challenges waiting around each bend.

Escape from the Volcano

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176691

While reading the temperature of a lava flow on an active volcano, Joe and Dr. Bea’s science skills come in handy to help them outsmart the fiery flow of molten rock. In this adventurous title, readers will learn about different kinds of volcanoes, how they form, and about some of the most destructive eruptions in history.

Lost in the Cave

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176714

While exploring a cave, Joe and Dr. Bea encounter all sorts of wildlife living in the damp cavern. Can the two scientists find their way out? In this engaging title, readers learn all about stalactites, stalagmites, and how animals survive and adapt to life in the dark.

Trouble in Space

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176707

In this exciting title, Joe and Dr. Bea blast off on an expedition into space! Join the two scientists as they explore life on board the International Space Station (ISS), experience a spacewalk, study the planets, and discover the beauty - and dangers - of our solar system.

Stone Age Science: Buildings and Structures

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116727

Leo teaches his cat Pallas all about buildings and structures by applying his knowledge of science to their stone age world. Engaging illustrations and stories provide a fun introduction to science concepts, including ramps, forces and loads, tension, and more. Information boxes accompany each story to explore real applications of buildings and structures in the natural and designed world.

Stone Age Science: Energy and Movement

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116734

Leo teaches his cat Pallas all about energy and movement by applying his knowledge of science to their stone age world. Engaging illustrations and stories provide a fun introduction to science concepts, including wind energy, air resistance, creating electricity, and more. Information boxes accompany each story to explore real applications of energy and movement in the natural and designed world.

Stone Age Science: Materials

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116741

Leo teaches his cat Pallas all about different materials by applying his knowledge of science to their stone age world. Engaging illustrations and stories provide a fun introduction to science concepts, including the use of metals, concrete, crystals, melting points, combustion, and more. Information boxes accompany each story to explore real applications of materials in the natural and designed world.

Stone Age Science: Simple Machines

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116758

Leo teaches his cat Pallas all about simple machines by applying his knowledge of science to their stone age world. Engaging illustrations and stories provide a fun introduction to science concepts, including wheel and axles, levers, pulleys, wedges, screws, and more. Information boxes accompany each story to explore real applications of simple machines in the natural and designed world.

Amazing Applications and Perfect Programs

Clive Gifford (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427115805

Amazing Applications and Perfect Programs helps explain operating systems, computer programs, sorting and storing files, databases, and the programs that allow users to have fun with words, pictures, and sounds. The computers that are used in schools, homes, and businesses around the world rely on programs. Learn about the amazing variety of programs available today and how they can be used for the most complicated finances or for simple word processing. Exercises teach key skills such as word processing, creating documents, and using databases. "Stretch Yourself" task boxes give practical activities for readers to try to help reinforce learning and are not linked to specific software or operating systems. "True Story" features give real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology. "Computer Hero" features look at the groundbreaking scientists that paved the way for digital technology today.

The Science of Computers

Clive Gifford (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427115836

The Science of Computers takes an overall look at information technology, exploring how computers operate and the amazing devices that are used in homes, schools, and businesses today. Students will be fascinated by the history of the development of information technology and digital devices from the early computers that filled entire buildings to the tiny silicon chips being produced today. This practical learning guide lays the groundwork for further exploration of computational thinking. "Stretch Yourself" features give practical activities to help readers explore and test key principles to help reinforce learning and are not linked to specific software or operating systems. "True Story" features give real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology. "Computer Hero" features look at the groundbreaking scientists that paved the way for digital technology today.

Computer Networks

Clive Gifford (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427115829

Computer Networks looks at how computer technology has changed the way we work, communicate, learn, and have fun. The World Wide Web, search engines, email, and social media have all become part of our everyday lives. The bright and engaging design helps guide readers along, and easy-to-understand text explains websites and webpages, search engines, and email systems. Online security is a key area of focus, and advice is included on staying safe online. "Stretch Yourself" features give practical activities for readers to try to help reinforce learning and are not linked to specific software or operating systems. "True Story" features give real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology. "Computer Hero" features look at the groundbreaking scientists that paved the way for digital technology today.

Awesome Algorithms and Creative Coding

Clive Gifford (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427115812

Awesome Algorithms and Creative Coding explores how computers work and explains how to think in a logical way. The bright and engaging design guides readers through clear explanations of binary code, simple algorithms, and computer language. With real-life examples, students learn about the development of coding using simple decision-making processes. Programming languages that readers can use themselves, including Scratch and LOGO, are reviewed. "Stretch Yourself" features give practical activities to help readers explore and test key principles to help reinforce learning and are not linked to specific software or operating systems. "True Story" features give real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology. "Computer Hero" features look at the groundbreaking scientists that paved the way for digital technology today.

Experts in Engineering

Rob Colson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122339

From the Panama Canal to Hoover Dam and the Eiffel Tower, Experts in Engineering outlines the principles and processes followed to build some of the world's most spectacular structures. Readers will enjoy reading the stories behind each project as well as the mini bios of the "STEM-gineers" who worked on them. Experiments and research challenges help reinforce concepts.